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“The singing is something mystical and spiritual, it is like healing, and the music I’m committed to allows me to connect with this purpose.

This is a music for the soul”.

 

Nathalie Peña-Comas

ABOUT

Latin Grammy-Nominee rising star soprano Nathalie Peña-Comas was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

She has made appearances in Austria, Belarus, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United States and the Vatican City.

She performed several operatic roles in Europe and the Dominican Republic including Contessa di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lucia in the tango opera Mateo by M. Palmeri, Queen of trolls in The two Fiddlers, Gabi in Agleia Federweiss, Musetta in La Bohème, Micaëla in Carmen and Violetta Valéry in La Traviata.

Nathalie has sung at Festival Emilia Romagna and Taranto Opera Festival (Italy), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival), Sommerfestival Kittsee (Burgenland), Festspiele Golling (Salzburg), Con Anima Festival (Lower Austria), Brücken-Festival (Styria), Horizonte Festival Landeck (Tirol), IMAGO Sloveniae International Festival (Slovenia), God Allmighty Festival in Belarus, Festival Musical of Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep.) and Academia Sighișoara Festival (Romania); in venues such as prestigious Golden Hall of Musikverein and the Konzerthaus Vienna, MuTh-Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall; the Basilica Papale Santa Maria Maggiore (Vatican City); Teatro Comunale Ebe Stignani  and Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine (Italy); Auditorium José Carreras, Sala Teatrino del Liceo and Palacio Bauer (Spain); Palacio de Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in the Dominican Republic.

 

She has performed, a. o. with  the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Târgu Mures, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra and the Strauss Festival Orchestra, the Academic Musical Theater Orchestra of Minsk and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Belarus; a. o. with Maestros Eugene Kohn, Valery Polyansky, Ernst Kovacic, Joji Hattori, Ola Rudner, Ferenc Gábor, Harald Krumpöck, José Antonio Molina and many others, and alongside Andrea Bocelli, Gregory Kunde, Morris Robinson, KS Ramón Vargas, Tuomas Katajala, and pop artists Johnny Ventura, Danny Rivera, Plácido Domingo Jr. and many others.  

At the 67th Viennese Opera Ball in New York, Nathalie was guest of honor and sang alongside Joyce El-Khoury and Stephen Costello under the baton of Maestro Vinicius Kattah.    

With the Ensemble Spirituosi, a musical sextet dedicated to academic and folk music of Latin America, Nathalie has toured through Austria, Dominican Rep., England, Italy, and Spain. Spirituosi’s first Album “Souvenir Latino” won 3 Golden Medals at Global Music Awards in Los Angeles and has been in the play-list of BBC 3 Radio in London. Ensemble Spirituosi was also awarded the Soberano Prize in “Best Classical Concert of 2015” (Dom. Rep.).   

She won the 1st Prize at the Ebe Stignani Opera International Competition 2022, the 2nd Prize at the Montecatini Opera Festival Singing Competition 2022, and has been awarded several prizes for “Classical Singer of the Year” at Soberano Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 - Dom. Rep.). She was also finalist at the 14th Osaka International Music Competition (2013) and won the special prize for the “Most Promising Soprano” and for the ''Best Interpretation of a Polish Composition'' at the 14th Ada Sari International Competition of Vocal Art (2011). 

She graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice and Piano Pedagogy. She attended Masterclasses with: Gregory Kunde, Mariella Devia, Helena Lazarska, Michael Recchiuti and Kamal Khan. Since 2018 she works with renown Romanian Maestra Irina Gavrilovici.

Since 2019 Nathalie serves as Cultural Ambassador for the Dominican Republic.

R E P E R T O I R E 

OPERA

G. BIZET                   MICAËLA                                 Carmen

F. CILEA                    ADRIANA LECOUVREUR*     Adriana Lecouvreur 

P. M. DAVIS              QUEEN OF TROLLS               The two fiddlers

E. HUMPERDINCK  GRETEL                                   Hänsel und Gretel

G. KÜHR                   GABI                                        Agleia Federweiss        

W. A. MOZART         ZERLINA                                 Don Giovanni          
                                  DONNA ANNA
*                     Don Giovanni

                                  PAMINA                                  Die Zauberflöte
                                  CONTE
SSA                             Le nozze di Figaro          

M. PALMERI             LUCIA                                      Mateo

G. PUCCINI              MIMÌ*                                      La Bohème

                                  MUSETTE                                La Bohème

                                  LIÙ*                                         Turandot

                                  FLORIA TOSCA*                     Tosca

                                  CIO-CIO-SAN*                        Madama Butterfly

G. VERDI                   VIOLETTA VALÉRY                 La Traviata 

                                  AIDA*                                      Aida

                                  AMELIA GRIMALDI*              Simon Boccanegra

                                  LEONORA*                             Il trovatore 

                                  DESDEMONA*                       Otello

                                    ELISABETTA DI VALOIS*       Don Carlo 

                             

*In repertoire, not yet performed on stage

ORATORIO/ CONCERT/ SOPRANO-PARTS/ ART SONGS/LIEDER

 

J. S. BACH                      Magnificat BWV 243  

L. V. BEETHOVEN         Messe in C-DUR op. 86

                                       Chorfantasie op. 80

                                       IX Symphonie op. 125 d-moll

J. BRAHMS                    Ein deutsches Requiem op. 458*
G. FAURÉ                      Requiem op.48  

M. HAYDN                    Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae

                                       (Chiemsee-Messe), MH 546

F. J. HAYDN                   Missa brevis in F Hob. XXII:1

                                       Missa brevis in B Hob. XXII:7

G. MAHLER              Symphonie no. 2 in c-moll*                                                           

F. MOMPOU             Combat del somni

X. MONTSALVATGE  Cinco canciones negras

W. A. MOZART         Exsultate, jubilate KV 165

                                       Konzertarie "Voi avete un cor fedele” KV 217

                                       Missa brevis in F KV 192
         
                             Missa in C "Spatzenmesse” KV 220
                                       Missa brevis in B KV 275
                                       Missa in C "Krönungsmesse” KV 317

                                       Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, KV 339

                                       Requiem KV 626

F. OBRADORS               Various songs (Lieder)

C. ORFF                         Carmina Burana

G. B. PERGOLESI          Stabat Mater in f-moll

J. B. PLAZA                    Siete canciones venezolanas 

J. RODRIGO                  Doce canciones españolas

G. ROSSINI                   Stabat Mater*
F. SCHUBERT               G-Dur Messe D 167

                                      Ausgewählte Lieder

F. SOR                           Various songs (Lieder)

R. SCHUMANN            Missa in c-moll op. 147

H. SCHÜTZ                   Musikalische Exequien SWV 279–281 (op. 7)

R. STRAUSS                  Vier letzte Lieder

J. TURINA                      Poema en Forma de Canciones op.19 

                                       Saeta en Forma de Salve op.60 

G. VERDI                       Messa da Requiem 
H. VILLA-LOBOS          Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/Aria Cantilena

A. VIVALDI                    Gloria in D RV 589

*In repertoire, not yet performed on stage

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